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ADRIAN VANDENBERG Explains How He Recruited RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO For Reactivated VANDENBERG Project

VANDENBERG's new lineup will release a studio album titled "2020" on May 29 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Joining master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg in the group's current incarnation are Chilean-born singer Ronnie Romero (Ritchie Blackmore's RAINBOW), bassist Randy Van Der Elsen (of NWOBHM heroes TANK) and drummer Koen Herfst (BOBBY KIMBALL, EPICA and ...

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SKILLET Launches 'Save Me' Video Game

SKILLET has launched the "Save Me" video game, themed with the band's latest active rock track and music video of the same name. In the game, each of the bandmembers (John, Korey, Jen and Seth) are characters fans can select and play as. Once a character is selected, the characters run ...

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ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Members To Take Part In Fundraising Event

On Saturday, April 11, David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation, the nonprofit charity started by Grammy-winning MEGADETH co-founder and bassist David Ellefson, will partner with Grammy Music Education Coalition to host "Oh Say Can You Stream", a livestream online fundraiser, powered by Cisco Webex to raise money for the "School's Out" initiative which provides online lessons, ...

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Hear MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON's New Solo Single, 'Simple Truth'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has released "Simple Truth", the new single from his solo band ELLEFSON, with all proceeds going to Italian COVID-19 relief. The track, co-written by Ellefson and vocalist Thom Hazaert, with Italian guitarist and drummer Andy Martongelli and Paolo Caridi, will appear on the upcoming full-length follow-up to the 2019 release "Sleeping ...

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Video Premiere: SKILLET's 'Save Me'

SKILLET's official music video for the song "Save Me" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's tenth full-length album, "Victorious", which was released last August via Atlantic. SKILLET frontman John Cooper told Cryptic Rock: "'Save Me' was a song where I had written the chorus melody… I ...

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DEEP PURPLE's 'Whoosh!' Album Pushed Back To August

The release date of the new DEEP PURPLE album, "Whoosh!", has been pushed back to August 7 from the previously announced June 12 (via earMUSIC). The decision to delay the LP's release was announced by PURPLE singer Ian Gillan, who wrote in a social media post: "For every action there is an equal and opposite ...

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WEDNESDAY 13: Lyric Video For 'The Hearse' Single

WEDNESDAY 13 has returned with a new lyric video for the band's latest single, "The Hearse". The track is taken from WEDNESDAY 13's recently released album, "Necrophaze". "The heaviest track on the record, and maybe the heaviest track of my musical career," states WEDNESDAY 13's namesake frontman. "'The Hearse' is a beast with the double-kick ...

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ALICE COOPER, SCORPIONS And STATUS QUO Jigsaw Puzzles Due In April

Horror rock icon Alice Cooper, German hard rock legends SCORPIONS and British rock veterans STATUS QUO will get the jigsaw puzzle treatment in April. U.K.'s Zee Productions will release will release two classic SCORPIONS album covers ("Blackout" and "Lovedrive"), two classic ALICE COOPER album covers ("Welcome To My Nightmare" and "Trash"), and three classic STATUS ...

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VANDENBERG Announces '2020' Album, Unveils New Lineup

VANDENBERG returns with a new lineup, and studio album titled "2020", which will be released on May 29 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Led by master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, the Dutch foursome released three quality albums during the early to mid-'80s, namely, the self-titled 1982 debut (spawning the U.S. hit single "Burning Heart"), ...

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IRIST Releases Music Video For 'Creation'

"Creation", the new video from the Georgia heavy metal powerhouse IRIST, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's debut full-length album, "Order Of The Mind", which will be released on March 27 via Nuclear Blast. Although IRIST's record-release show was cancelled due to COVID-19, the "Creation" clip gives fans a taste ...

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ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO And MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON To Guest On 'Superunknown' Podcast

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello and MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson will be the featured guests on this week's episode of "Superunknown", a music podcast hosted by renowned rock photographer and filmmaker Dana Distortion. Frank and David will talk about their joint project, ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE, working together while living apart, and, of course, being the bass ...

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ALICE COOPER Launches New Podcast, 'Vintage Vault'

Alice Cooper's new podcast, "Alice Cooper's Vintage Vault", will premiere on Tuesday, March 24 at 6 p.m. ET. The podcast episodes are culled from the hundreds of interviews recorded during the past 16 years of Alice's "Nights With Alice Cooper" radio show and from the United Stations archives that will air weekly on Apple podcasts. ...

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FLAT EARTH Feat. Former HIM And AMORPHIS Members: 'Draining By Your Flame' Lyric Video

FLAT EARTH, the new band featuring former HIM members Mikko "Linde" Lindström (guitar) and Mika "Gas Lipstick" Karppinen (drums) alongside ex-AMORPHIS bassist Niclas Etelävuori and POLANSKI singer Anttoni "Anthony" Pikkarainen, has released the official lyric video for its new single, "Draining By Your Flame". The song is taken from FLAT EARTH's upcoming second album, due ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON And Some Of His Famous Friends Are Offering Free Music Lessons To Kids Displaced By Coronavirus

The David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation, the nonprofit started in 2018 by MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, has announced the "School's Out" initiative, providing free music lessons and one-on-one mentoring sessions via Skype from major artists to students stuck at home due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Skype sessions will be held by legendary rock and metal ...

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Video Premiere: DEEP PURPLE's 'Throw My Bones'

DEEP PURPLE will release its new album, "Whoosh!", on June 12 via earMUSIC. The legendary rockers' 21st studio LP was once again helmed by Canadian producer Bob Ezrin (KISS, PINK FLOYD, ALICE COOPER), who also worked on DEEP PURPLE's last two studio albums, 2017's "Infinite" and 2013's "Now What?!" Together they created the most versatile ...

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